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  1. John,1700–58, British poet.
  2. Mary,died 1660, American Quaker religious martyr, born in England.
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Examples from the Web for dyer

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Historical Examples

  • Miss Dyer groaned, and drew an uncertain hand across her forehead.

    Meadow Grass

    Alice Brown

  • Miss Dyer spoke absently, glancing from the window in growing trouble.

    Meadow Grass

    Alice Brown

  • In this same connection may be named other items of folklore related by Mr. Dyer.


    Benjamin Taylor

  • He went direct to the Rue de Marais and demanded to speak with the dyer.

    Gerald Fitzgerald

    Charles James Lever

  • This was her family name; she was called Tintoretta because her father had been a dyer.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

Word Origin and History for dyer


late 14c. (late 13c. as a surname), agent noun from dye (v.).

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